A Quiet House

by Sarah Mackey Kirby I decided when I grew up, I’d have a quiet house. Where snapping wind-tapped twigs and magnolia leaves traced open window. Where vitriol didn’t bleed through walls, and slammed back doorsdid not exist. Where only eager, barking dogs could break no-loud-noise code. Where tiptoed morning socks would press against old oak … Continue reading A Quiet House

Summer’s Smoke

by Sage Leona in the golden hour that lasts three monthsi smoke a cigarette&&&&&&and fall in lovethe warmth feels endless, and it is{from the tan on my legs&&&&&to the taste of your kiss}tobacco lingers on my breaththe nicotine dances in my head ‘but what good thing lasts more than a season’taunt the bees who have … Continue reading Summer’s Smoke

Caper

by Sarmistha Gupta Babel in clouds Infatuated ions grope Ploughing into space Seam their Dreams Profound strains Overwhelm the spatial sync Soft murmur among Heavens Shadowy huddle Gnawing eardrums Whimpering apprehension Stars succour Cotton fields gasp Onto the kindle clasp Shudder within the faceless Contoured in scarlet hues Enamoured in unblemished prophecy Perplexed dollops Symbolise … Continue reading Caper

Should I Sit Down

by Kevin Risner should I sit down with a block of tarot cards     you flip each one right side up     you go further down the line to the image you’re thirsting for     raise it for all to see the future you have dreamt about I dreamt about so many harrowing things     this past month I … Continue reading Should I Sit Down